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Oracle OpenWorld: What Enterprise IT Wants
News  |  9/30/2011
What's coming at Oracle's big confab next week--and what does enterprise IT really want? Our editors square off on Mark Hurd's plans.
Amazon's Mobile Story Grows, RIM's Falters
Commentary  |  9/30/2011
As Amazon grabs the tablet spotlight, RIM's failing product and marketing strategy makes some CIOs lose the faith.
IT Spending: No Longer The First Thing Cut
Commentary  |  9/30/2011
Fresh data from the Society for Information Management is the latest evidence that IT spending is surviving this is-it-or-isn't-it recovery.
Secret CIO: RIM, What's Going On?
Commentary  |  9/29/2011
My company has a significant investment in your BlackBerry platform, but my return is starting to erode. Time to step up.
Amazon Kindle Fire: Lingering Questions
Commentary  |  9/29/2011
Amazon's Kindle Fire cleanly carves out a spot for itself in a crowded tablet market—and leaves enterprise IT with some security to-do items.
InformationWeek Reports: Now Free
Commentary  |  9/28/2011
Good news, readers: We've changed the name of InformationWeek Analytics to InformationWeek Reports--and made the service free to registered users.
Oracle's Breathless Run To OpenWorld
Commentary  |  9/27/2011
Oracle's fast, fast, fast server meets a blink-of-an-eye world that can't stop to breathe. But sometimes speed leads to a remarkable discovery.
U.S. Ranked No. 1 In Tech Competitiveness
Commentary  |  9/26/2011
The U.S is extending its global lead, according to a new study, but other countries are moving up the innovation chain.
Facebook Vs. Google+: Room For Both
Commentary  |  9/26/2011
IT organizations need to support both social platforms--but Google+ needs to create a more robust API.
This Year In IT: More Comedy Than Tragedy
News  |  9/26/2011
InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson takes the InformationWeek 500 conference audience through some of the ups, downs, and downright flops that we saw from major tech vendors in 2011.
HP Should Have Looked Inside IBM For CEO
Commentary  |  9/23/2011
Big Blue has a pool of enterprise-savvy CEOs-in-training. Any one of them would have been a been a more logical choice than Meg Whitman.
HP's Whitman Or Leo: It's The Strategy, Stupid
Commentary  |  9/23/2011
HP seems to be under the impression that it must be larger than life. But now, it must simply execute—and win back the loyalty of enterprise customers.
CIO Profiles: Eric Williams Of Catalina Marketing
News  |  9/23/2011
Important lesson learned along the way: If you enjoy your work and strive to add value, you'll be successful.
Take Charge Of Your Mobile App Strategy
News  |  9/22/2011
Most IT shops are outsourcing the actual development of mobile apps. But IT leaders still must set a clear strategy for how they'll develop, deploy, and support these apps.
Is A Customer Now In Charge of HP?
Commentary  |  9/22/2011
As eBay CEO, Meg Whitman ran a business built on technology. Will she have a better ear for what CIOs want to hear from HP?
The Oracle Mark Hurd Wants You To Know
Commentary  |  9/22/2011
As Oracle has reshaped its business, some misconceptions have arisen, Hurd says. He wants to set you straight.
Stop Software Project Killers
Commentary  |  9/21/2011
IT leaders must structure software projects so that they can detect and correct problems--or pull the plug--early on. Consider this expert advice.
HP Playing Musical CEOs Again?
Commentary  |  9/21/2011
Hewlett-Packard's board is weighing giving CEO Leo Apotheker the boot after just 10 months, reports say.
Oracle Earnings Strong, But Does IT Care?
Commentary  |  9/21/2011
As courtroom dramas and industry rivalries drag on, what CIOs really want is innovative ideas that fuel business growth.
Allowing Personal Devices At Work: A Faustian Bargain?
Commentary  |  9/20/2011
Progressive CIOs and their organizations can realize big benefits, but tread carefully.
The Google Competition Quandary
Commentary  |  9/20/2011
The heat mounts on Google and AT&T. But for technology users, competition is often a better equalizer than a courtroom.
CIO Summary: Killer Insights From The IW 500 Conference
Commentary  |  9/16/2011
From HP Chairman Ray Lane challenging IT to the confessions of a hacked CIO, the InformationWeek 500 Conference had plenty to make IT leaders squirm.
IW500: Six Steps Satisfy Need For Speed
Commentary  |  9/14/2011
Whether you're a government or a corporation, six simple steps will help to make sure that your project or initiative keeps moving forward.
IW500: 7 Lessons For Developing Real Metrics
News  |  9/13/2011
Paul DePodesta helped build the Oakland Athletics baseball team into contenders by developing new metrics that better determined a player's true value. His advice can help business managers.
IW500: HP Answers Questions, But More Remain
Commentary  |  9/13/2011
Some CIOs were very worried about HP pulling a "Gateway" and selling the PC business to a less stable organization. This now seems far less likely--but other worries persist.
IW500: 5 Lessons From IT First Movers
Commentary  |  9/13/2011
What can you learn from CIOs who reaped rewards by taking early risks on virtualization and consumerization of IT? Consider these lessons shared at the InformationWeek 500 conference.
5 Tips For Working With A Managed Service Provider
News  |  9/13/2011
SMBs often rely on outside IT help. Here's how to get the most out of relationships with third-party providers.
IW500: Ray Lane Says HP Strategy Sound, Messaging Stinks
Commentary  |  9/13/2011
HP chairman says company will spin off its PC business, build a services business based on cloud models, and will stay away from low-margin businesses, while still promoting the webOS mobile operating system.
IW500: Ken Robinson Lays Out 3 Misconceptions About Creativity
News  |  9/13/2011
Leaders who buy into these have a ready-made excuse for not honing employees' creative capabilities.
IW500: 6 Lessons Learned From FedEx's Private Cloud
News  |  9/12/2011
CIO Rob Carter describes how FedEx plunged ahead on its journey to private cloud computing, relying on observations from partners and industry leaders.
IT And Marketing: 3 Steps To Work Better Together
Commentary  |  9/12/2011
Companies need to become 'customer obsessed,' and that takes IT's data chops melded with marketing's focus on markets and speed.
DigiNotar Attack A Reminder To Focus On Basics
Commentary  |  9/9/2011
Sure, it's a big, scary world right now, but IT leaders need to stay focused on comprehensive security programs.
HP's New Strategy: Exclusive User Research
Slideshows  |  9/9/2011
When InformationWeek asked IT pros about HP's recent change in course, they spoke clearly--that HP's future direction looks anything but clear. Check out the full survey results.
HP's New Strategy: IT Pros Get Their Say
Commentary  |  9/9/2011
InformationWeek surveyed IT professionals about HP's recent change in course. Bottom line: They want to believe in HP--but don't understand where it's headed.
Steve Jobs Was A Lawyer's Dream CEO
Commentary  |  9/9/2011
Apple's former chief taught all executives how to protect innovations, keep secrets, and enforce their companies' rights.
Top 10 IT Innovators: InformationWeek 500
Slideshows  |  9/8/2011
What does it take to be among the United States' most innovative users of business technology? Here are the CIOs of the top 10 companies in the InformationWeek 500, along with a look at the companies and some insights on key projects and strategies.
20 Innovative IT Ideas To Steal
Slideshows  |  9/7/2011
InformationWeek 500 innovators have creative solutions to not-so-unusual business problems. How can these help your company?
Looking To Make IT A Revenue Driver, Quintiles Turns To The Cloud
News  |  9/7/2011
Pharma services provider, No. 4 in our 2011 InformationWeek 500 ranking, offers Infosario suite of analytics and other cloud-based tools.
Waste Management's New Model: Garbage In, Profits Out
News  |  9/7/2011
The trash-disposal company, No. 3 in our 2011 InformationWeek 500 ranking, is using statistical models to drive price optimization as part of a companywide transformation strategy.
How Vail Turns Resort Customers Into 'Brand Activists'
News  |  9/7/2011
The ski resort is using mobile and web apps with social media links to let people share their mountain experience. One in a series of profiles of InformationWeek 500 innovators.
How FedEx Has Adapted From Overnight To Over Net
News  |  9/7/2011
It adds services to help customers print documents anywhere in the world and to print more easily from mobile devices. One in a series of profiles of InformationWeek 500 innovators.
BP Uses Asset Tracking Tech To Aid Oil-Spill Cleanup
News  |  9/7/2011
The work is part of a company wide effort to use sensors, wireless, and GPS to track and trace equipment. One in a series of profiles of InformationWeek 500 innovators.
Waste Management Software Helps Find The Right Price
News  |  9/7/2011
It uses statistical models to help managers decide what price to bid on a contract. One in a series of profiles of InformationWeek 500 innovators.
Prudential Financial Shifts Toward Paperless Insurance Processes
News  |  9/7/2011
By digitizing a back-office process, it sped up work and laid a foundation to make other steps paperless. One in a series of profiles of InformationWeek 500 innovators.
Eli Lilly Uses Web To Broaden Drug Research Reach
News  |  9/7/2011
The pharmaceutical company uses technology to bring new openness -- and efficiency -- to lifesaving research. One in a series of profiles of InformationWeek 500 innovators.
How Penn Medicine Mines E-Records For Clinical Trial Prospects
News  |  9/7/2011
It shows a hospital wringing value out of an electronic record system that took years to implement. One in a series of profiles of InformationWeek 500 innovators.
P&G Turns Analysis Into Action
News  |  9/7/2011
IT uses data visualization to focus on exceptions, so it can replicate successes and head off flops. One in a series of profiles of InformationWeek 500 innovators.
Levi Strauss And Social Media: A Perfect Fit
News  |  9/7/2011
Clothing maker, the No. 2 company in our 2011 InformationWeek 500 ranking, is leveraging Facebook and other media to build its brand and reach more customers.
How The InformationWeek 500 Are Selected
News  |  9/7/2011
IW editors consider qualitative and quantitative factors to select top innovators.
9 Critical Trends For Innovative IT: InformationWeek 500
News  |  9/7/2011
Learn from our analysis of this year's top business technology teams. They're masters of today's key issues--from making IT part of the product to cashing in on cloud computing.
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